Jason Cerbone
Birth Date:
November 2, 1977
Birth Place:
New York, New York, USA
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The Sopranos


“I was missing things like baseball practice and hanging out 11 with my friends.” Jason Cerbone (on when asked why he left showbiz in his teens)

Jason Cerbone is an American actor and former child model. He is perhaps best known for playing Jackie Aprile, Jr. on “The Sopranos” (2000-2001). He has guest starred in many television series, including “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: NY” and “ER.” His film credits include “Paper Soldiers” (2002), “Shade” (2003), “Deepwater” (2005), “Cloverfield” (2008) and “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” (2009). Cerbone, who was once named one of People Magazine's “Top 25 Sexiest Men Alive,” enjoyed a significant success as a child model with the Ford Modeling Agency in NYC before quitting to pursue his personal life. He made a triumphant return to showbiz with his notable role in “The Sopranos.”          


Childhood and Family:

Jason Cerbone was born on November 2, 1977, in New York City, New York. He began his career in showbiz as a young kid, but later quit to live a normal child's life and focus on his education. He enrolled at Sacred Heart High School and Concordia College in New York and earned degree in biology. He did not resume his acting career until after he graduated from college.

In November 2004, Jason married Beth.

Child Model


Jason Cerbone entered the entertainment industry at age 2 with an appearance in a Sesame Street commercial. He was signed by the Ford Modeling Agency in New York City when he was seven years old. He went on to become one of Ford's most sought after child models, during which time he worked with top children's clothing designers and photographers like Andy Warhol. The talented kid also appeared in Bon Jovi's video for the song “Silent Night” (1985) and Suzanne Vega's “Luka” video  (1987). Cerbone made his feature acting debut in “Spike of Bensonhurst” (1988), a comedy/drama directed by Paul Morrissey and starring Sasha Mitchell, Ernest Borgnine and Anne De Salvo. He followed it up with an uncredited part in the Lewis Teague directed action/comedy movie “Collision Course” (1989), starring Pat Morita, Jay Leno and Chris Sarandon.

After taking a hiatus from the business to complete his study, Cerbone relaunched his acting career, and scored it big with a remarkable role as Jackie Aprile, Jr. on the popular but now defunct HBO series “The Sopranos” (1999-2007), created by David Chase and starring James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Lorraine Bracco and Steven Van Zandt, among others. He was on the show  around the second and third season (2000-2001).      

After leaving “The Sopranos,” Cerbone landed a two episode role as Kyle Prescott on the NBC television drama series “Third Watch” (2002) and appeared as Oliver in an episode of the hit medical series “ER” called “The Greater Good” (2003). He resumed his film career with a supporting role in the urban crime/comedy “Paper Soldiers” (2002), starring Kevin Hart, Beanie Sigel, Stacey Dash and Kamal Ahmed. He then delivered a good turn as Young Dean Stevens in the crime/thriller movie “Shade” (2003), which was written and directed by Damian Nieman and starred Joe Nicolo, Carl Mazzocone Sr. and George Tovar.  

Cerbone continued to make guest appearances in various television shows, like “NYPD Blue” (2004, as Off. Ted Keogh), “Jonny Zero” (2005, as L.D.), “CSI: NY” (2005, as Tony Reanetti), “CSI: Miami” (2005, as Steve Gabler), “What I Like About You” (2006, as Michael Meladeo) and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (2007, as Rudy Ventano). In 2004, he co-starred in the short film “Brando from the Neck Down,” which was directed by Jay Lowi and written by Andy and David Davoli, with the latter two also acting in the film. In the following year, he played the role of Sal on the film version of Matthew F. Jones' book, “Deepwater,” which was helmed and scripted by David S. Marfield and starring Lucas Black, Peter Coyote and Mía Maestro. The film was screened at the Seattle International Film Festival on June 9, 2005 and the München Fantasy Filmfest in Germany on June 28, 2005

In 2008, Cerbone had a small part as police office in the horror film “Cloverfield,” starring Michael Stahl-David, T. J. Miller, Jessica Lucas, Odette Yustman, Lizzy Caplan and Mike Vogel. Directed by Matt Reeves, the film generally received rave reviews from critics and was a success at the box office. It grossed over a total of $170 million against a budget of $25 million. Following an appearance in the short “Merging” (2009), Cerbone appeared as ESU Guy in the remake of “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3,” which was directed by Tony Scott and starred Denzel Washington and John Travolta. The film was met with a mixed reception and grossed over $150 million at the box office (with a budget of $100 million).    

In 2010, Cerbone appeared as Bruce Tipton in an episode of “ Law & Order” called “Brilliant Disguise.”

In 2011, Cerbone played August Tillman in the pilot of the A&E crime/thriller series “Breakout Kings.”     


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